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Palestinians try to prevent Israeli soldier from detaining a boy during a protest in the West Bank village Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015.Credit: Reuters

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Allison, Noah, and The Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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Constraining kids in casts: A scene from the occupation

We discuss the inescapably viral video of an Israeli soldier grappling with a 12-year-old boy, one of his arms in a cast, as two Palestinian woman and one girl grapple with him, pounding, scratching, and biting. What are we to make of such a distressing sight?

Opposing Netanyahu, this time with feeling

Israel’s youngest MK (at 30) and social protest leader Stav Shaffir has called her party’s failure to challenge the ruling coalition “a first-rate leadership failure.” We ask whether she's right, and what the opposition should be doing instead.

Teaching kids the Classics: Gates, Jobs & Zuckerberg

New Education Minister Naftali Bennett is trying to convince high-schoolers to take high level math, which will give them primo salaries - a sort of Start-Up National Service. We ask why all this neo-capitalist ideology on school grounds makes us want to puke.

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